Project Manager

Posted by Terry Holtz

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July 17, 2016


  • Acts as central point of contact for all project activities
  • Manages the day-to-day tasks/activities for all resources assigned to project
    • Ensures tasks are completed on time
    • Identifies roadblocks and/or obstacles and communicates to appropriate management resources
  • Alerts Project Owners/Sponsors on actions that can impact project schedule, costs, or quality of deliverable
  • Provides necessary information to Directors/Managers and Project Owners/Sponsors to make project relevant decisions (Scope, Technical Solutions, Budget, Schedule)
  • Works with vendors, based on requirements from Project Owners/Sponsors, Managers/Directors
    • Defines timeline and deliverables
    • Manages vendors to meet the deadlines and develop quality deliverables
    • Ensure integration and communication across project team and vendors
  • Project Plans:  Ensures that project plans, including Statement of Work and Project Schedules, are developed, approved and maintained
    • Defines requirements and planning deliverables and tasks required to meet those requirements
  • Project Budget:  Ensures that project budget is developed and revised as needed
  • Project Status:  Ensures that project communication is regularly occurring between Information Technology, End User Community and Vendors  
    • Ensures project communication is occurring with management and between IT teams responsible for the project 
    • Ensures that status reports are filled out completely, accurately, and on a timely basis
  • Project Plan:  Ensures that project documentation is updated as needed, including scope, schedule and budget
  • Change Control:  Identifies and communicates all project change requests to appropriate management levels
    • Responsible for the assessment of changes to the project from a resource, schedule and budget standpoint
  • Takes initiative to proactively identify and mitigate project risks
  • Issue Management:  Identifies and communicates all project issues to appropriate management levels and ensures that issues are resolved in a timely manner

Desired Qualities:

  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration or other technical areas
    • Master’s Degree Preferred
    • Significant experience with demonstrated successful delivery may be substituted for education
  • Expert level in one or more automated project management tools preferred
  • 7 years managing large, multi-disciplinary projects
  • 10 years business experience with increasing level of responsibility
  • Current PMP certification is preferred